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University of California Launches Capital Investment Fund

The University of California has opened a $250 million fund designed specifically for capital investments. The University made this announcement on December 16, saying the new fund would provide much-needed capital to early-stage companies. The University of California’s Board of Regents approved the fund, giving it the green light to operate. Once active, entrepreneurs and…

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Investing Trends to Watch in 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2015, many investors are looking towards the future. But with each new years comes new trends. So, what kind of investing trends can you expect to see more of in 2016? Renewable Energy Coming off the heels of a 200-nation pledge to limit atmosphere-warming carbon emissions, there’s a…

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US Employment Numbers Signal Towards Interest Rate Hike

There’s new evidence indicating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will increase interest rates by the end of the year. According to data released by the Department of Labor (DOL), more than 211,000 new jobs were created last month. This is roughly 35,000 more than the previously projected amount. With higher employment numbers comes speculation that…

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Gold Tumbles to Near 6-Year Low

Gold has long been viewed as stable commodity, with investors pouring billions of dollars into the precious metal. However, prices for gold fell to a near 6-year low, trading as low as $1,051.60 per ounce on Friday. So, what’s driving the price of gold down? And how long can we expect this trend to last?…

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There’s a ‘Strong Case’ for a December Interest Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve has been discussing a possible interest rate hike for months. Up until now, though, it’s been reluctant to raise them, leaving U.S. interest rates at some of the lowest levels we’ve seen in years. But if you’re planning to finance a new car, home or business, you should probably do it now,…

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Investments in Renewable Energy Up 18%

As climate change becomes a leading topics for world leaders, more and more investors are looking to capitalize on the growing trend of renewable energy. According to a recent report published by the advisory group Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), investments in solar power, wind power, and other activities which are aimed to reduce greenhouse gas…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching an Idea to Angel Investors

Angel investing has become an increasingly popular method for entrepreneurs to acquire venture capital. Unlike traditional banks and financial institutions, angel investors offer both capital and expertise, helping entrepreneurs succeed. But if you’re thinking about pitching an idea to an angel investor, you’ll want to avoid making the following mistakes. All Talk, No Proof Angels…

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SEC Announces Startup Investing via Crowdfunding

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-1 in favor of allowing individual investors and investment groups to purchase stock in startup companies using crowdfunding platforms like IndieGoGo and GoFundMe. Crowdfunding has become a common technique used by startups to generate capital. It involves business owners and entrepreneurs who publish their plan on a…

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Notre Dame to Receive $20 Million for Global Investing Institute

Notre Dame has been given a $20 million donation to fund development for a new global investing institute in its Mendoza College of Business campus. According to a statement issued by the esteemed university, former Notre Dame graduates from the class of 1996 James Parsons and his wife, Dr. Carrie Quinn, made the donation. Parsons…

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Report: Banks May Lose 60% Retail Profits to Tech Startups

Banks may lose more than half of their retail profits to tech startups over the next ten years. According to an eye-opening report published by the financial consulting firm McKinsey & Co., banks face a 60% loss of retail profits to new tech companies. The firm revealed that banks are turning a roughly $1 trillion…

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venture capital vs seed capital

Venture Capital vs Seed Capital: What’s the Difference?

Still trying to wrap your head around the concept of venture capital vs seed capital? While both of these types of business capital are used to fund new ventures, there are some key differences between them which shouldn’t go unnoticed. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the difference between an angel investor vs venture capitalist. Angel…

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IMF Looks to Cut Global Outlook

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be cutting its global outlook amid weak commodity prices in emerging markets. Established December 1945, the IMF is an organization of some 188 countries working to promote greater trade cooperation, financial security, employment and economic growth, and to lower poverty rates. Each country member of the IMF contributes funds…

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